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Suzuki SV650
Production 1999-?
Class sport bike
650cc v-twin
Top Speed 129 mph
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Related Suzuki SV1000
Competition Ninja 650
Suzuki GSF650
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki SV650 is a torquey V-twin that is also a good starter bike. It is more popular with a more metropolitan crowd.

1999 SV650X[edit]

1999 Suzuki SV650X

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP52A X2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 645cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • COLOR 1: Red - Y7M
  • COLOR 2: Blue - Y7E
  • Liquid cooling
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system

2000 SV650Y[edit]

2000 Suzuki SV650Y

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP52A Y2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 645cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • COLOR 1: Red - Y7M
  • COLOR 2: Blue - YC2
  • Liquid cooling
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system
  • Unchanged features, identify by VIN



2001 Suzuki SV650K1

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP52A 12100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 645cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • COLOR 1: Red - 19A
  • COLOR 2: Blue - YC2
  • Liquid cooling
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system
  • Unchanged features, identify by VIN


2001 Suzuki SV650SK1

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP52A 12100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 645cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • COLOR 1: Red - 19A
  • COLOR 2: Blue - YC2
  • Liquid cooling
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system
  • Half fairing with twin projector beam headlamps
  • Clamp-on type handle bars


2002 Suzuki SV650 in Yellow
2002 Suzuki SV650 in Yellow
2002 Suzuki SV650 in Yellow
2002 Suzuki SV650 in Yellow
2002 Suzuki SV650 in Yellow


2004 Suzuki SV650 in yellow
2004 Suzuki SV650 in blue


2005 Suzuki SV650 in blue
2005 Suzuki SV650 in yellow
2005 Suzuki SV650S in yellow
2005 Suzuki SV650S in blu


2006 Suzuki SV650 in turquoise blue
2006 Suzuki SV650 in red
2006 Suzuki SV650 in turquoise blue
2006 Suzuki SV650S in red


2007 Suzuki SV650S in red
2007 Suzuki SV650S in blue
2007 Suzuki SV650 in red
2007 Suzuki SV650 in blue


SV650SFK9 in Blue
SV650SFK9 in Gray

Suzuki SV650
Also called SV650N - S, SV 650 N - S, SV 650 S ABS, SV 650 ABS, SV650 Sport, SV650SF ABS, SV650SF, SV650S ABS, SV650 SW Motech Dealer Edition, SV650 Gilles Dealer Edition, SV650 ABS, SV650X, SV650S, SV 650 S, SV 650
Production 1999 - 2019
Class Naked
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.0mm x 62.6mm
Compression ratio 11.2: 1
Top Speed 125 mph (201 km/h)
Horsepower 73.35 HP (54.7 KW) @ 8400RPM
Torque 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 6400RPM
Fuel System injection
Ignition transistorised
Spark Plug NGK CR8E
Battery YUASA YT12A-BS
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 525x110
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 45T
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. abs. single piston
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 160/60-zr17
Wheelbase 56.89 inches (1445 mm)
Length 84.25 inches (2140 mm)
Width 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Height 42.91 inches (1090 mm)
Seat Height 30.91 inches (785 mm)
Weight 379.2 pounds (172.0 Kg) (dry), 196.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 3.83 Gallon (14.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.22 liters/100 km (31.1 km/l or 73.05 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki SV650 ABS was a v2, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1999 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). Max torque was 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 6400 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 73.35 HP (54.7 KW) @ 8400 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 62.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 645.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi-plate.


It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 160/60-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc. abs. single piston in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped. The SV650 ABS was fitted with a 3.83 Gallon (14.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 379.2 pounds (172.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.89 inches (1445 mm) long.

2000 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2000 Suzuki SV650

One of the most popular naked bikes Suzuki has ever created, the SV650 blends in a sporty character with day-long functionality in an all-rounder package which can serve the rider as a commuter, or canyon carver or even as a touring machine with accessory luggage system.

The liquid-cooled v-twin delivers the characteristic rumble while the sporty tubular trellis aluminum chassis and updated suspensions provide a very good road stance. Swift and economical, the 2000 MY Suzuki SV650 introduces a solid fun factor in the daily commuting, effortlessly reaching high speeds yet being non-intimidating.

2001 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2001 Suzuki SV650S

The S version of the 2001 Suzuki SV650 follows the recipe which proved successful for the 1200 bandit bikes: add in a half-fairing, a small but effective windscreen and you've just got yourself a different bike. The SV650S is indeed a machine which is more suitable for people who like a bit of protection against the wind.

Other than the slight weight increase, the 2001 MY SV650S is identical to is fully-naked sibling, with the liquid-cooled v-twin engine delivering the same max 70 hp and offering the same comfy seating for longer trips.

2001 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2001 Suzuki SV650

Lightweight and comfy, the 2001 MY SV650 is a nifty middleweight naked machine that's equally fun for newer riders and seasoned ones, as well. Compact, but offering plenty of real estate for taller riders as well, the SV650 is a great all-rounder which can serve for both commuting, having fun on the twisties and even as a machine for longer trips.

With 70 horsepower, the liquid-cooled v-twin bike is as fun as it gets, especially as its naked guise also makes it light. If an agile do-it-all road bike is your aim, then the 2001 SV650 might be just the right treat for you.

2002 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2002 Suzuki SV650S

Just like in the case of the GSF1200 Bandit, the suffix of the SV650S introduces a half-fairing, with a front cowl and a windscreen in the design of the bike which is otherwise, pretty much identical to the all-naked one.

This means you'll be riding a 70 hp liquid-cooled v-twin bike with excellent commuting capabilities and great city-slicing agility. Still good for two-up rides, the SV650S is also a worthy choice for longer hauls, weekend getaways and even touring, with added luggage systems.

2002 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2002 Suzuki SV650

In for some middleweight naked bike fun? Swing a leg over the 2002 MY SV650 and you'll want to ride it forever. Comfy, exceptionally agile, yet capable to deliver serious thrills when revved hard, the SV650 is the perfect sporty all-rounder. It sports room for two and is a glorious commuter, regardless of whether you have to navigate the daily cross-town traffic or have to do some highway riding to reach work.

This liquid-cooled v-twin machine can produce just under 70 hp and its manual 6-speed transmission will hurl you really fast if needed. Packing decent mid-range torque as well, the SV650 is also fun to ride in the city or on countryside roads, as it lightweight tubular trellis frame and wheels account for a small weight and add to the overall fun.

2003 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2003 Suzuki SV650S 2003 Suzuki SV650S

The 2003 MY SV650S is the smaller sister of the might SV1000S, and it packs literally the same grunt and looks, in a downscaled size. That is, the small SV looks just like the big one, retaining all the aggressiveness and all the edgy attire.

However, you'll only be able to squeeze 70 hp from this 645cc liquid-cooled v-twin, yet enjoy the same top-notch maneuverability and city-slicing nerve. If liter-class bikes are not your thing, then the middleweight semi-naked SV should definitely do.

2003 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2003 Suzuki SV650 2003 Suzuki SV650

The 2003 MY SV650 is the downscaled, middleweight version of the SV1000 machine and shares most of its features and specs, with the corresponding variations. You'll get a 645cc liquid-cooled v-twin which can produce 70 hp and which can take on urban jungle, countryside roads, twisties and highways, alike.

The front cowl was ditched and now lets the truss aluminum frame in plain sight, together with a round, slightly retro headlight. Add in cast wheels, a sharp tail section and a fairly generous 17-liter tank for good range and own the roads!

2004 Suzuki SV 650[edit]

The 2004 MY Suzuki SV 650N has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 645cc, V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 72 horsepower and 64 Nm of torque. In addition, it comes standard with features such as a dual front disc brakes, a telescopic front fork, a link-type, adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, a two-into-one exhaust system, lightweight, three-spoked, cast-aluminum wheels, a two-piece, dual seat, passenger grab rails and a digital instrumentation panel.

2004 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2004 Suzuki SV650S 2004 Suzuki SV650S

For the 2004 season Suzuki has refined the outstanding recipe of the SV650S. The sporty and exceedingly nimble character of the bike has been preserved, with the 90-degree v-twin still capable to deliver 72 hp and 84 Nm of torque for solid fun in both the urban environment and for weekend trips through the countryside or along highways.

The half-fairing and front cowl have also been tweaked for better aerodynamics, while still looking sporty and menacing, and offering enhanced weather protection for longer trips. A full-fledged sport bike with a friendly all-rounder nature, the 2004 MY SV650S is a great machine for both newer and seasoned riders, alike.

2004 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2004 Suzuki SV650 2004 Suzuki SV650 2004 Suzuki SV650

The 2004 MY SV650 packs the same versatility and ease of use Suzuki epitomized in their naked street bikes since the beginning. This machine is the all-naked form of the aggressive SV650S and it shares the same S badge on the tank with it's half-faired sibling, making it easy for riders to identify last-204 models.

The SV650 puts 72 hp at your fingertips, with 84 Nm of torque ready for urban slicing, commuting, longer trips and weekend countryside twisties. The subframe was lowered to offer the passenger better ergonomics, and a more compact rear section was designed.

2005 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2005 Suzuki SV650S 2005 Suzuki SV650S

Suzuki updates the 2005 MY of the SV650S with a more sober, sporty attire and introduces an elegant black paint for the frame, swingarm and wheels. The SV650S remains the same popular semi-naked machine which provides sporty performance and precise cornering on both the twisties and in the city. Maneuverability goes hand in hand with a comfy position which makes riding all day long a less fatiguing experience.

The added upper fairing, dual-headlight cowl and windscreen offer better weather protection and increase the usability of the bike in more than perfect dry, warm weather scenarios.

2005 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2005 Suzuki SV650 2005 Suzuki SV650 2005 Suzuki SV650

The biggest change for the 2005 MY SV650 can be observed in the cockpit area. The instrument cluster got a visor which is now color matched with the rest of the bike, for a more coherent aesthetic presence. At the same time, the bike received a miniature smoked flyscreen which provides some degree of wind protection. The frame, swingarm and wheels also got a new color. Suzuki ditched the silver paint and replaced it with black for a more racing look.

The radiator was also redesigned and is now 4 cm narrower while retaining its cooling capability, and the front brake fluid reservoir also got a new shape. If you're in for a naked bike with plenty of fun factor and grit, the SV650 is one of the best choices, maybe the naked all-rounder benchmark, even.

2006 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2006 Suzuki SV650S 2006 Suzuki SV650S 2006 Suzuki SV650S

If a liter-class naked bike seems like too much for you, Suzuki's SV650S may be the right choice. The bike retains the whole character of the SV1000S, but the whole package is smaller, easier to master and more reassuring. Still, the SV650S can build up a lot of speed and can be very aggressive on both the urban asphalt and out in the canyons.

Light and agile, the 2006 MY SV650S is a bike easy to fall in love with. It can be a wonderful commuter, a great road-touring bike when equipped with optional luggage systems and a weekend warrior's weapon of choice, as well. Basically, a sport-natured v-twin that's so much fun to ride!

2006 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2006 Suzuki SV650 2006 Suzuki SV650

If you're looking for a naked bike which can do it all, there's no way you can be wrong choosing a 2006 MY SV650. With the new blackened frame, swingarm and wheels, the SV650 looks sharp and aggressive, while retaining the sporty character.

Fun for weekend outings, the 2006 MY SV650 is a great commuter and can also be used for longer trips if provided with a luggage system. Agile and forgiving, the SV650 is a neat choice for both newer and seasoned riders who want an all-rounder machine with excellent rideability and plenty of fun factor.

2007 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2007 Suzuki SV650

The Suzuki SV650 receives all-new dual-spark cylinder heads for 2007, and ABS brakes for improved stopping performance, so we can definitely say that the game has been taken to a whole new level for this naked middleweight machine. Compact, yet offering plenty of comfort for day-long riding, this bike is a great all-rounder which can slice the city with ease, while providing great long-haul efficiency on the highway for solid commuting purposes.

Basically, you get the v-twin unmistakable grunt and the sport-natured character of the SV650 to be your road-companion for seasons to come.

2007 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2007 Suzuki SV650S 2007 Suzuki SV650S

The 2007 MY SV650S is a machine dedicated to those who appreciate the freedom a naked bike offers, but who are also in search of some extra protection from the elements. Well the upper half-fairing and the windscreen are providing just what these folks need, without drastically altering the overall attire of the bike. Of course, the bare, wind-in-your-face round headlight front end is no longer there, but you can't have both.

Instead you're in for a lot of fun in and around the city, while strapping a pair of soft cases to the tail of the bike will also get you ready for longer trips.

2008 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2008 Suzuki SV650 2008 Suzuki SV650

The 2008 MY SV650 has not changed too much from the previous version. You'll be putting your money on a super-versatile naked machine which is both fun and economical, and which can tackle pretty much anything you'll be throwing at it on the road.

Great as a daily commuter and for running city errands, the SV650 can also be a companion for longer hauls. Slender and agile, the 2008 MY SV650 is perfect for both newer riders, but there are a lot of seasoned riders who enjoy it just as much.

2008 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2008 Suzuki SV650S 2008 Suzuki SV650S 2008 Suzuki SV650S

Becoming egdier with each generation, the Suzuki SV650S is one of the elite semi-naked middleweight bikes. The 2008 model year has not brought major changes, save for minor tweaks so you're in for just as much fun as with a 2007 bike. The sleek fairing is providing extra weather protection and makes the bike a better choice for longer trips, even vacations.

The windscreen looks very sporty while the upper half-fairing is housing the aggressive dual headlights. The bike retains the two-piece saddle to retain a sporty attire, but the superior ergonomics render it as a great commuter, as well.

2008 Suzuki SV650S ABS[edit]

2008 Suzuki SV650S ABS 2008 Suzuki SV650S ABS

While the 2008 model year SV650S has not introduced major changes to the bike, Suzuki is offering an ABS-equipped machine, with extra safety for the riders who are willing to spend some extra bucks to protect their hides when the going gets tough.

Save for the anti-locking brakes and some extra bulk the ABS modulator adds to the bike, he 2008 MY SV650S ABS is identical in performance and feel to the base model.

2009 Suzuki SV650S[edit]

2009 Suzuki SV650S 2009 Suzuki SV650S

Even though most of the middleweight sport bikes are powered by in-line engines, this is not exactly a rule of thumb, and if you want to explore more possibilities, the 2009 MY Suzuki SV650S is one of them. You get the best of both worlds, with a nimble character which loves to grind pegs against the asphalt and is exceedingly happy to flip between turns, combined with the classic grunt of the v-twins and superior long-range comfort.

Sleek and good-looking, the SV650S also brings better weather protection thanks to its windscreen and fairly generous fairing. Even more, the SV650S can also be a decent touring bike if you add a third-party luggage system.

2010 Suzuki SV 650[edit]

2010 Suzuki SV 650 2010 Suzuki SV 650 2010 Suzuki SV 650 2010 Suzuki SV 650

The 2009 Suzuki SV 650 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 645cc, V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 72 horsepower and 64 Nm of torque. This naked machine boasts standard features such as a telescopic front fork, a link-type, adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, dual front disc brakes, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, lightweight, three-spoked, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing, and ABS.

2017 Suzuki SV650[edit]

2017 Suzuki SV650 2017 Suzuki SV650 2017 Suzuki SV650 2017 Suzuki SV650 2017 Suzuki SV650

For 2017, Suzuki introduces a new version of an iconic motorcycle that embodies the sporty personality that only a lively, mid-sized V-twin roadster can deliver. The new SV650 has a polished powerplant that provides increased performance with low emissions and outstanding fuel economy, mated to refined trim and lightweight chassis that delivers a sporty, exciting ride. In addition, the SV650 has a new Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during take-off and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle. Like its predecessors, the 2017 SV650 promises to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy. Also available with ABS.


In Media[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.